Recent Discussions

CFP: Science Discourses in Media and the Public Sphere of the Cold War; GSA Portland, OR, 3-6 October 2019

This series of panels explore the dynamic relationship between diverging political agendas and state-sponsored scientific research in divided Germany. Between 1945 and 1990, the East and West competed not only ideologically, but also in terms of their scientific feats and media representation of such achievements.

Call for Proposals: Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central European History

On behalf of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar, I am proud to announce the inaugural Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central European History. Full details can be found here. We are initiating this annual prize to honor Professor Jarausch and his long commitment to graduate student instruction. The hope is to discover and reward the most exciting work being done by advanced graduate students in Central European history.

CFA: MA and PhD Scholarships in History at Central European University, Vienna/Budapest

The Department of History at the Central European University is pleased to announce its call for applications for graduate programs in history beginning in the fall of 2019. We offer one- and two-year MA programs, as well as a doctoral program, with tuition wavers and scholarships for the majority of students.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Lisa Pine, ed.
Reviewer: 
Nathan Stoltzfus

Stoltzfus on Pine, 'Life and Times in Nazi Germany'

Lisa Pine, ed. Life and Times in Nazi Germany. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016. 328 pp. $35.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4742-1792-7.

Reviewed by Nathan Stoltzfus (Florida State University) Published on H-German (October, 2018) Commissioned by David Harrisville (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50613

Author: 
Zoë Waxman
Reviewer: 
Laura J. Hilton

Hilton on Waxman, 'Women in the Holocaust: A Feminist History'

Zoë Waxman. Women in the Holocaust: A Feminist History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 181 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-960868-3.

Reviewed by Laura J. Hilton (Muskingum University) Published on H-German (October, 2018) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Author: 
Andrew S. Tompkins
Reviewer: 
Jan-Henrik Meyer

Meyer on Tompkins, 'Better Active than Radioactive!: Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany'

Andrew S. Tompkins. Better Active than Radioactive!: Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. XV, 265 S. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-877905-6; $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-182620-7.

Reviewed by Jan-Henrik Meyer Published on H-German (September, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Hartmut Berghoff, Jan L. Logemann, Felix Römer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Manuel Schramm

Schramm on Berghoff and Logemann and Römer, 'The Consumer on the Home Front: Second World War Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspective'

Hartmut Berghoff, Jan L. Logemann, Felix Römer, eds. The Consumer on the Home Front: Second World War Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspective. London: Oxford University Press, 2017. ix + 371 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-878426-5.

Reviewed by Manuel Schramm (Technische Universität Chemnitz) Published on H-German (August, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Sara Lennox
Reviewer: 
Robbie Aitken

Aitken on Lennox, 'Remapping Black Germany: New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics, and Culture'

Sara Lennox. Remapping Black Germany: New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics, and Culture. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016. 376 pp. $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-231-7.

Reviewed by Robbie Aitken (Sheffield Hallam University, Humanities Research Center) Published on H-German (April, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Jochen Böhler, Robert Gerwarth, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jeff Rutherford

Rutherford on Böhler and Gerwarth, 'The Waffen-SS: A European History'

Jochen Böhler, Robert Gerwarth, eds. The Waffen-SS: A European History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. xviii + 372 pp. Illustrations. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-879055-6.

Reviewed by Jeff Rutherford (Wheeling Jesuit University) Published on H-German (March, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Bodie A. Ashton
Reviewer: 
Ursula Rombeck-Jaschinski

Rombeck-Jaschinski on Ashton, 'The Kingdom of Württemberg and the Making of Germany, 1815-1871'

Bodie A. Ashton. The Kingdom of Württemberg and the Making of Germany, 1815-1871. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 240 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-00007-0.

Reviewed by Ursula Rombeck-Jaschinski (Universität Stuttgart) Published on H-German (February, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50116

Author: 
Noah Benezra Strote
Reviewer: 
Mark Clark

Clark on Strote, 'Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany'

Noah Benezra Strote. Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. xii + 357 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21905-0.

Reviewed by Mark Clark (University of Virginia-Wise) Published on H-German (February, 2018) Commissioned by David Harrisville

Author: 
Janosch Steuwer
Reviewer: 
Kathryn Sederberg

Sederberg on Steuwer, '"Ein Drittes Reich, wie ich es auffasse": Politik, Gesellschaft und privates Leben in Tagebüchern 1933-1939'

Janosch Steuwer. "Ein Drittes Reich, wie ich es auffasse": Politik, Gesellschaft und privates Leben in Tagebüchern 1933-1939. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2017. 611 pp. EUR 49.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-8353-3003-0.

Reviewed by Kathryn Sederberg (Kalamazoo College) Published on H-German (January, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50185

Author: 
John C. Swanson
Reviewer: 
H. Glenn Penny

Penny on Swanson, 'Tangible Belonging: Negotiating Germanness in Twentieth-Century Hungary'

John C. Swanson. Tangible Belonging: Negotiating Germanness in Twentieth-Century Hungary. Pitt Russian East European Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017. 464 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6429-2.

Reviewed by H. Glenn Penny (University of Iowa) Published on H-German (January, 2018) Commissioned by David Harrisville

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